Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 15 Sep 2014, 23:55

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Exports of United States wood pulp will rise consid- erably

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 19 Feb 2004
Posts: 415
Location: Lungi
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Exports of United States wood pulp will rise consid- erably [#permalink] New post 07 Apr 2004, 06:23
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

100% (02:21) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 1 sessions
Exports of United States wood pulp will rise consid-
erably during this year. The reason for the rise is
that the falling value of the dollar will make it
cheaper for paper manufacturers in Japan and West-
ern Europe to buy American wood pulp than to get
it from any other source.

Which of the following is an assumption made in
drawing the conclusion above?
(A) Factory output of paper products in Japan and
Western Europe will increase sharply during
this year.
(B) The quality of the wood pulp produced in the
United States would be adequate for the
purposes of Japanese and Western European
paper manufacturers.
(C) Paper manufacturers in Japan and Western
Europe would prefer to use wood pulp
produced in the United States if cost were
not a factor.
(D) Demand for paper products made in Japan and
Western Europe will not increase sharply
during this year.
(E) Production of wood pulp by United States
companies will not increase sharply during
this year.
SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 30 Oct 2003
Posts: 1798
Location: NewJersey USA
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 34 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 07 Apr 2004, 08:42
B it is for me.

C is very tempting. But if you negate C then Japan and europian countries would not have imported any wood pulp at all. The fact that they did import some wood pulp means they did prefer to import for whatever reasons.

Negate C as follows

Paper manufacturers in Japan and Western
Europe would not prefer to use wood pulp
produced in the United States if cost were
not a factor.

Meaning they will never use woodpulp from US. But the argument said otherwise in one of the premises.
GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
avatar
Joined: 15 Dec 2003
Posts: 4318
Followers: 22

Kudos [?]: 162 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 07 Apr 2004, 09:01
Agree with B
C is tempting indeed but if you negate it as:

"Paper manufacturers in Japan and Western
Europe would prefer to use wood pulp
produced in the United States if cost were a factor"

then the argument stands so C is not an assumption
_________________

Best Regards,

Paul

Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 03 Jul 2003
Posts: 656
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 14 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 07 Apr 2004, 09:12
Agree with B

Many assumption are needed to make the conclusion work.

Few are listed below.

1. Transportation cost does not offset the difference in the price between
Janpan and US.

2. There are no tariff on US imports in Japan.

3. Quality is comparable.
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 15 Mar 2004
Posts: 155
Location: New York
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 07 Apr 2004, 09:37
B & C are contenders, agree.

C is the answer here, imo

B is tempting. However, the author is assuming that Japan and Europe will buy American pulp b/c the price is suitable. In other words, if we dont assume that price is a factor, then no matter how cheap the $ is, they wont our pulp, and thus exports wont increase.

Costs were not a factor-means that there is probably no 'real' difference in price of buyng US pulp, or pulp of country X or Y or Z
_________________

---------------------------------------------------
The more I learn, the more I realize I know nothing!
----------------------------------------------------

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 15 Mar 2004
Posts: 63
Location: Ithaca, NY
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 07 Apr 2004, 15:11
I choose B as well... I was really tempted to choose C.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 19 Feb 2004
Posts: 415
Location: Lungi
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 10 Apr 2004, 19:20
OA is B, but confused as to why the heck issue of quality is preferred over cost $$ the real issue?

agree that the argrument falls apart if B is negated, but not so in the case of C.


rgds,
batli
  [#permalink] 10 Apr 2004, 19:20
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Exports of United States wood pulp will rise consid- erably Orange08 15 27 Sep 2010, 12:28
24 Experts publish their posts in the topic Exports of United States wood pulp will rise considerably marshpa 47 22 Aug 2008, 18:06
Exports of United States wood pulp will rise considerably spriya 12 31 Jul 2008, 18:27
Exports of United States wood pulp will rise considerably vscid 5 19 Jan 2008, 06:23
Exports of United States wood pulp will rise considerably jet1445 3 09 Feb 2007, 10:38
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Exports of United States wood pulp will rise consid- erably

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.